R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
This movie's success led to an upsurge in tourist requests to visit the island of Iwo Jima. (It is protected, so special permission has to be granted to visit its shores.)
Shall I finish him off?
Baron Nishi: No. Treat him.
Lieutenant Okubo: But, sir...
Baron Nishi: Okubo, you would expect the same, wouldn't you? Endo, treat him.
Medic Endo: We are low on morphine as it is.
Shimizu: Sir, the Americans would not treat a wounded Japanese soldier.
Baron Nishi: Son, have you ever met one? Treat him.
The world map seen in the Japanese command center on Iwo Jima does not demarcate the then British colony of Newfoundland, including it a part of Canada instead. Newfoundland did not join Canada until 1949.
$89,097 24 December 2006